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Social cohesion after lockdown - Dr Magda Borkowska joins debate to discuss her recent research

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Dr Magda Borkowska will be part of a live webinar at 11am-12pm on Wednesday 2 June with Cumberland Lodge. The theme is ‘Social Cohesion Post-Lockdown’.
The webinar will explore how to support social cohesion as lockdown restrictions are lifted. The session will discuss how communities might need to adjust in face of the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, including: increased unemployment; heightened social anxiety; ethnic, gender and geographical inequalities that have been exposed during the pandemic; and economic insecurity for many small charities, businesses and social services. Dr Borkowska will present her latest research which found a negative impact of the first lockdown on neighbourhood cohesion.

Other speakers will be Professor David Halpern - Civil servant and Chief Executive of the Behavioural Insights Team (Cabinet Office spin-off) and Jo Broadwood - Chief Executive of Belong – The Cohesion and Integration Network.

This webinar is part of the Cumberland Lodge Dialogue & Debate series, and previous speakers include the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams; the economist Linda Yeuh; and the mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

Register for the event here

About the Cumberland Lodge Dialogue and Debate series

‘Dialogue & Debate responds to key themes emerging from our conferences and other activities, as well as pressing issues arising in society. Our audience is international, rapidly growing, and includes people of all ages and from all walks of life, including many young people who are involved in our work at Cumberland Lodge and in promoting social progress more widely.

Our live webinars have an interactive dimension: audience members online are invited to submit questions during the discussion via Zoom Q&A, or via our social media channels. It is a fairly informal and relaxed conversation that lasts up to one hour, with a small panel. The webinar will be made available for people to watch on-demand afterwards, via our website, and on our podcasting channels. Cumberland Lodge is educational charity founded in 1947, in the aftermath of World War II, that empowers people, through dialogue and debate, to tackle the causes and effects of social division. We convene multi-sector, interdisciplinary conferences, seminars and panel debates to engage people of all ages, backgrounds and perspectives in candid conversations on societal and ethical issues that affect us all. We actively involve young people in all aspects of our work, to nurture their potential as future leaders and change-makers.’